Hello -- I'm a newbie to TrumpetMaster. It's great to have this community to turn to in my time of need. I am a 52-year-old guy who has played trumpet since 7th grade, mostly for fun and church, but sometimes for pay as I've incorporated my horn into other musical settings. Recently I had some pretty major dental work done, including crowns on my two upper front teeth. They are structured the same as my original teeth, but I haven't tried to pick up my horn yet because I'm a little nervous. Two questions: 1. Anyone out there with experience in this? Before I try to play again I want to make sure I'm not setting myself up for dental problems. 2. Can anyone recommend a method book or video lesson series I can use to rebuild my chops? I've never been a "serious" player, and although I have great tone and a great ear, my range is limited. I figure if I'm starting over I may as well do it right and begin a good practice routine to help me correct some of my bad habits from being a "ham and egg" player all these years. I had the dental work done so I could save my teeth and keep playing. Now I need to get off my butt and do it. Thanks for your help and support.